This guide provides step-by-step instructions, with detailed pictures and video clips, to help you successfully replace a BMW clock spring. A faulty BMW clock spring is a common problem that causes the airbag light to come on.
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BMW Airbag Light On,
Horn doesn't work
BMW steering wheel buttons don't work,
Paddle shifter not working,
Fault Code: Driver squib circuit open or high resistance,
Park the BMW and set the wheels straight, steering wheel on center. Engage the parking brakes.
Disconnect the BMW battery. The battery is located in the trunk area on most BMWs. including 3, 5, 6 X1, X3, X5 series.
Remove the BMW airbag and steering wheel from the steering column. On the back of the steering wheel, you will notice one or two access holes. Insert a screwdriver in the side hole and press on the spring to release the airbag.
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